Gavin just fell going up the stairs

Gavin is natorious for falling.  There are a multitude of reasons for that.  Some are related to developmental issues and some are because he tries to more way to fast.

Today was one of the times where I’m not really sure what happened. 

He simply went to walk up the stairs to go to his room and it was like someone yanked his legs out from under him.

He fell,  flat on his chest,  into the stairs.  He never tried to brace himself or anything.  Basically,  he didn’t put his arms out to stop himself from falling. Thankfully,  he wasn’t seriously hurt but it did take our breath away for a minute. 

Maybe he had a seizure? Maybe something went wrong with his legs? He says that he slipped. Who knows.

We are just going to have to be a bit more vigilant I watching him.  🙁

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rmagliozzi

Can he wear a bicycle helmet whenever he goes on the stairs? I know it sounds weird, but think about how bad he could get injured if he falls going down the stairs. With all he struggles with, a head injury would be the absolute worse.  I am too paranoid to let my youngest with PANDAS play football. If he gets a head injury, it would open up the blood brain barrier even more instantly, which means his immune system could attack his brain really badly.

Mary Franzen Costell

The idea that our kids don't recognize their own place in space is so hard for me to grasp. I see how it affects Ethan, but its like understanding low tone…I don't really get it.

lostandtired

@Mary Franzen Costello it's difficult to try to explain to others like family and friends as well.

Stephanie

Glad he wasn't hurt. I fall up and down the stairs more often than I care to admit. I also manage to trip over air. Out of the four of us (me and my 3 sisters) only one seems to consistently remember to brace for a fall. The rest of us just sort of…slam into the ground and miraculously manage to not break ourselves to bits. Hopefully the therapy will fix that for him.

lostandtired

@Stephanie same here. He manages to never actually hurt himself.

Silachan

Does he normally try to catch himself? Some people with motor clumsiness like dyspraxia don't really have reflexes so if they fall, they won't catch themselves. Comes along with the sensory issues and such. Can't really 'teach' a reflex, so best bet is just have him be careful if he can. When I fall I tend to over extend my arms too much and so I still fall and scrape up my arms.

lostandtired

@Silachan not really. That something being worked on at therapy.

Mary Franzen Costell

I fall up the stairs a lot. Don't know if that makes you feel any better.

lostandtired

@Mary Franzen Costello not really, now I feel sad for you 🙁

Mary Franzen Costell

@lostandtired Don't worry about me. Just hope it gives you a little laugh. It does for everyone else who watches me.

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